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1 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dr. Sadiq M. Sait Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Presentation for Universities in Pakistan June 2004

2 2 About King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), was officially established by a Royal Decree in 1963. It is an autonomous institution administratively attached to the Ministry of Higher Education The University is located in Dhahran, about 20 kilometers from Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia The University offers Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral Programs in various fields of Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration, Accounting and Management Information System, and Master of City & Regional Planning Program The University offers Graduate Programs in 21 disciplines in the above majors

3 3 Campus View

4 4 Academic Organizations It has the following six Academic Colleges: College of Computer Science & Engineering College of Engineering Sciences College of Applied Engineering College of Sciences College of Environmental Design, and College of Industrial Management

5 5 Academic Buildings

6 6 Computing Facilities & ITC The University ’ s Information Technology Center (ITC) is the primary facility at KFUPM that provides computing support for education, research, and administrative applications to the University community In addition, the University has 10s of PC labs and state-of- the-art computing facilities (such as Sun Workstations, Solaris lab, NEXT Machines, Java Stations, etc.)

7 7 Information Technology Center

8 8 Research Facilities The University has a modern Library with a collection of more than 350,000 volumes of books and periodicals 37,000 reels of journal back-files on microfilm approximately 25,000 films, cassettes, and other media items, a research report collection comprising more than 486,000 microfiche The Library has online access to more than 400 international databases KFUPM has also a Research Institute, which is actively engaged in contract research with industry and governmental agencies

9 9 Research Institute

10 10 Teaching The University maintains an extensive textbook acquisition system to ensure that only the latest books are used in teaching The University ’ s regular and adjunct faculty is multinational and the medium of instruction in the University is in English. Teaching methods, curricula, administration, and organization of the University are largely designed in accordance with reputable international standards, which have been adapted to Saudi Arabian needs Other facilities such as Cafeteria, Clinic, Recreation Center are also available in the University to serve the Community

11 11 On-Campus Services Central Services Projects & Maintenance Housing & Office services KFUPM Press & Educational Aids Food services KFUPM Medical Center Safety & Security Department Administrative services Recreational facilities

12 12 Glimpses of KFUPM

13 13 Graduate Programs Deanship of Graduate Studies, KFUPM offers Graduate Programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Master of Science (MS.) Master of Engineering (ME.) Master of City & Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) Master of Business Administration (MBA.) Master of Accounting (M.Acct.) Master of Medical Physics (M. Med. Phys.) Master of Environmental Sciences (M. Env. Sci.) Master of Science in Geosciences (M. Sc. in Geos.) Master of Geosciences (M. Geos.)

14 14 Financial Assistance & Benefits Research Assistantship for Master students and Lectureship for Ph.D. students are available for outstanding foreign graduate students who demonstrate exceptional qualifications and performance. They receive the following benefits: Free tuition A monthly stipend to cover living expenses Subsidized meals in the University cafeteria Essential medical care Free furnished air conditioned bachelor housing Free textbooks A prepaid air passage for initial travel to Dammam at the start of the contract. and return ticket after his completion of the Degree An opportunity to participate along with the University faculty in the Research and Book-writing Projects funded by the University Other benefits are also available in accordance with University policy

15 15 Other Financial Incentives & Opportunities Funding is available for research through different grants (both long term and short term), where RAs and Ph.D candidates get an opportunity to be involved. In fact, the funding criteria requires the inclusion of graduate students as assistance (an additional stipend of SR 600/- to SR 800/- per month is paid). Other incentives for graduate students include: Support for conference attendance Involvement in research projects through which they get Additional research training Co-author research publications Build their r é sum é 's (better preparation as future faculty)

16 16 Admission requirements of MS Graduate students are subject to the general regulations of the University, which apply to all students; apart from this, all the rules and regulations which have been adopted specifically by the University Administration, will also apply In addition to the regular application forms for admission, other documents required are Health certificate Character certificate Transcripts for 4 years of undergraduate work TOEFL & GRE scores

17 17 In addition to the aforementioned items, applicants must hold a M.S. degree equivalent in quality and involving the same length of study duration as that granted at KFUPM General rules: Students are admitted to the academic program and the area of specialization identified in their application If this program differs from their previous program, they will have to take make up deficiency courses after admission Any request for a change of academic program to another program will be entertained before the existing program is completed, as if it were an entirely new application, subject to procedures and standards currently applicable at that time Admission requirements of PhD

18 18 Other Admission requirements for PhD Program Graduate Studies Program requirements An M.S. degree in engineering or science from an institution whose graduate programs are equivalent to those of KFUPM A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4 point scale) or its equivalent A major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field Minimum scores of 550 (CBT 247) in TOEFL Any additional departmental requirements. GRE (General and Subject) scores that meet departmental requirements

19 19 Admission requirements of MS in Engineering, Science, CRP Graduate Studies requirements. (minimum) Bachelor ’ s Degree in engineering or science from an institution whose undergraduate programs are substantially equivalent in length, content, and quality to those of KFUPM a Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher, equivalent to a B average for all university work taken previously, or a GPA of 3.00 in the subject of the major field for all university work taken previously a major in the proposed field, or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field acceptable scores (550 Paper-based/213 CBT) in the TOEFL and the General and Subject Graduate Record Examination (GRE) at least two letters of recommendation from the faculty who taught the applicant undergraduate courses. Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.

20 20 Contact Information For Application and further information, please visit the Deanship of Graduate Studies at KFUPM site address ( or send mail to: The Deanship of Graduate Studies KFUPM Box # 5055 Dhahran 31261 Saudi Arabia. Telephone: +966 3 8602800 Fax: + 966 3 8602829 E-Mail:

21 21 Thank you for your attention

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